Parents Organization (SSPO)

The Summit Seals Parents Organization (SSPO) is a dedicated group of parents formed to help the coaches and swimmers in their endeavors. 

We are proud of our team’s history of great parent support. By volunteering, our families are letting their swimmers and the team know they stand behind this program’s goals and efforts. This participation is formalized through the SSPO approved by our YMCA and managed by the Executive Committee. The SSPO also tries to improve conditions for the team and is a resource for many of the team's outside activities: fundraising, apparel, social events, meet coordination, and much more!

The SSPO supports our team in many ways:

-Supporting our coaches

-Helping with the end of season Award Banquet and supporting other team events (e.g., parent social, recognition events, community service projects, pasta party, dual meet team events, etc.)

-Fundraising efforts for our YMCA, SAY National Team, and SAY Sunkissed Championship Team.

-Helping with distribution of team suits and apparel items such as caps, sweats, shirts, towels, etc.


Executive Committee:

President – Susan Buchner [[email protected]]

Elizabeth Fagan
Dalila Wisniewski
Virginia Cepeda
Shawn McSweeney
Jill Johnston
Lydia Wong


SSPO Contacts:                      

Concessions/Hospitality – Tamara Weinmann

Dual Meet Teams Coordinator – Lisa Washburn

Apparel – Lydia Wong & Kristen Kline

Parent Volunteers - Anita Sternberg [[email protected]]

Officials - Jill Johnston [[email protected]]

Holiday Relay Carnival – Carrie Guarino & Yuki Sim

National Team Coordinators – Lisa Washburn & Donna Goceljak

Team Pasta Party - Shawn McSweeney

Parent Social - Kelly Daab

End of Year Banquet – Julie Vlass & Michelle Moon

Members At-Large - Jack Dwyer & David Knecht